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Primary Headstudy

Sandra Clement, headteacher at  West Down School in North Devon shares her views about the highs and lows of headship.

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01/01/1970
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An Inspirational Curriculum!

Balsall Common Primary School has received many accolades. In this article, Chris Baker(Assistant Headteacher) tells us about the school’s curriculum and we gain insight into why it is considered to be one of the best in the country.

Date:
01/01/1970
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The International Primary Curriculum: Captivating the Classr

Head teachers, Avril Newman and Sheila Cairns are busy people. As well as running their own ships, they are regularly welcoming other heads who have one goal in mind; to see what the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is all about. So what is the attraction?

Date:
01/01/1970
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A week in the life of a primary business manager

Paul Brock is business manager of Wexham Court Primary, a popular school with 470 pupils, on the outskirts of Slough; this is a fairly typical, varied week towards the end of summer term 2007.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Developing skills for communication and learning

Why do so many children lack basic communication and language skills? This is not an answer to that question but it is an outline of what  they are doing at Wayield Community Primary School to address the issue. Valerie Rose looks at where children are coming from and what we might do to help them. 

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01/01/1970
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Taking bricks from the wall

How do you do your planning? Bill Boyle and Marie Charles from the University of Manchester give an international perspective on a very individual problem.

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01/01/1970
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Making Sure Every Child Chatters

Being able to be understood, use language and communicate with others is the foundation for all learning and social development.  It has a bearing on everything we do in life.  Without these skills children may struggle to learn and make friends.  This in turn limits their life chances.  Kate Freeman, professional adviser for children’s communication charity I CAN explores the impact of poor communication.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Ready for language 2010?

Teaching a modern foreign language at Primary will become compulsory in 2010, just three years away. Yet many teachers and head teachers have still to get to grips with the opportunities for successful MFL teaching. In this case study we hear how Lyn Kendall at Lord Scudamore is forging ahead.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Supporting Schools to support families

'Time for You’ young people’s counselling service is one of the many services provided by Relate (Rugby & N.E. Warks) Ltd. Relate is a National Charity and has many centres across the Country all providing relationship support for families, couples and young people. Lynne Hunt describes the school-based counselling support and explains how they are increasingly targeting younger students.

Date:
01/01/1970
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A View From the Head's Room - The Gifted and Talented agenda

I often think that if Johnathan Swift was alive, he’d have a field day satirising the nonsense that cascades from the DfES and into our schools. Takes this whole Gifted and Talented agenda, for example...

Date:
01/01/1970
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Leading into the Unknown

Richard Gerver tells us about a radical change to the curriculum at Grange Primary School in Derbyshire. Taken from his new book ‘Leading into the Unknown’ we hear the inspiring Grange story.  

Date:
01/01/1970
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Creativity and Learning

Continuing with our theme of curriculum development, Ian McGimpsey at the RSA explains about  ‘Opening Minds’ a curriculum which is based on competencies rather than content.

Date:
01/01/1970
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The Primary Curriculum: doing things differently

If we are preparing to redesign our curriculum what are the basics that should guide us? Miles Tandy considers the key principles for a 21st Century curriculum.

Date:
01/01/1970
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The pursuit of happiness

Last month Lord Layard caused something of a storm when he suggested that schools should be introducing lessons for pupils on how to cope with life and be happy. Bram van Asselt, of Sportplan explains how schools are already doing this simply by asking pupils to provide the information needed to create high impact lessons.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Displays to order

Janet Hill is a primary school teacher with a new direction. Starting with the simple idea that teachers might appreciate ready-made displays, she has started her own business – displays4teachers. Here she tells us about its origins and what they have to offer.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Up Against It: Target Practice

Every day is different in school. Isn’t that why we like it? But one day an ordinary staff meeting turned into dealing with a crisis that no amount of NPQH could really prepare you for. 

Date:
01/01/1970
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Manager’s Briefcase 6

STAFF PAY POLICY

Date:
01/01/1970
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Manager’s Briefcase

How do you feel about performance related pay? It should be simple. Those people who work hardest and perform best should get more money – shouldn’t they? A logical conclusion but there are a few problems in education connected with this evidently logical statement.

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Managers Briefcase Issue 10

- an example of an absence and leave policy - an example of a disability equality scheme and action plan - a questionnaire for parents - an example of a performance management policy - suggestions for ways of checking up on children's progress - an example of a pay policy

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19/06/2009
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